The trendiest colours in the spring/summer of 2021 - from pastels to striking
- 20. Jul 2022
- Leonie Riek
- Leonie Riek
- 20. Jul 2022
We think: after the past few months, this is one of the best fashion promises for the coming summer!
The colourful trendy colours feature alongside the classics black and white, as well as natural shades such as green, grey, brown and a soft off-white. This results in exciting combination options that can be worn throughout the year.
Fashionable pink: In 2021, soft colours dominate.
In the coming spring and summer, one of the number one choices of the fashion professionals are soft pastel shades. They add a carefree touch and a breath of fresh air to your outfits. One colour above all is an absolute must-have: pink! This light candy floss colour is often used in combination with light materials such as tulle or silk.
Even though this colour is considered a cliché feminine or even girlie choice, it actually also suits men. Pink is less intensive than red and is therefore more flattering. Pink is also an extremely versatile combination partner and can therefore be worn at any time of the year.
What should I wear with pink?
Pink works beautifully with natural shades of brown and beige. An absolutely timeless pairing is to combine it with the PANTONE Colour of the Year "Ultimate Gray". Of course, other potential combination partners are playful floral patterns, lace and lots of white. However, the soft pastel shade also looks extremely cool worn with dark denim and plenty of black.
For those who enjoy experimenting, we also have another, maybe more unusual suggestion to make: olive! This earthy shade of green is an unexpectedly exciting combination partner for pink,
because subconsciously, you associate the colour olive with military wear; it therefore puts soft pink into a completely new context. A feminine pink jumper worn with an olive green parka looks pretty cool, wouldn't you agree?
Who can wear the fashionable colour pink?
Essentially, anyone can wear the colour pink – provided they choose the right shade. If you have dark hair and slightly suntanned skin, you can wear all nuances. If you have blond hair and quite pale skin, we recommend warmer shades of pink that veer towards nude. A cool pink, on the other hand, flatters blond hair with a hint of red in it.
Fashionable blue: Which nuances are particularly trendy in 2021
Shades of blue are absolutely trendy in the coming spring/summer. After "Classic Blue" was voted the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 , various shades of blue are again some of the most important fashionable colours in 2021.
Their unusual aspect: the current shades of blue are soft yet at the same time powerful. Calming as well as intensive. They are reminiscent of crystal-clear water and make us dream of long distance journeys and glittering ocean colours. Admittedly, these trips are not yet possible at the moment, but the fashionable colour blue spreads optimism and also makes us feel light and airy, thanks to loose cuts: just like looking into a bright blue sky.
What to wear with blue – what works well with blue?
The great thing about blue? Just like black, blue is extremely versatile and goes with almost anything. In the spring/summer, we particularly like blue in combination with lighter shades such as white, nude or beige. Greige, silver and a soft off-white also emphasise the brilliance of the fashionable colour blue and add an elegant charm to the outfit.
If you prefer a more casual look, you can also wear jeans with a blue piece, although of course, you must make sure that the different shades of blue don't clash. Fashion professionals also like to wear monochrome looks in matching shades of blue, or in a mix of different nuances of blue. The daring wear entire blocks of the colour blue in combination with blocks in other eye-catching colours such as orange, pink or red.
Fashionable orange: This powerful colour is uplifting
Admittedly: for a long time, the fashion world had its difficulties with orange. However, last year, the colour already turned up increasingly often on the runways and on fashion-conscious women. Hardly surprising: orange is a totally powerful colour, after all, and goes perfectly with spring and summer.
As one of the 2021 fashion colours, orange features in different facets: sometimes with an underlying shade of brown, sometimes as a sophisticated golden orange and sometimes a strikingly bright, almost neon orange.
How do I wear orange, and what do I gave to pay attention to?
Any piece of clothing in orange is definitely eye-catching. We therefore recommend combining this signal colour with calmer shades such as beige, brown, white or black. If you feel that an entire outfit in orange is just "too much of a good thing", you should maybe opt for an orange accessory, such as a striking bag in this bright trendy colour.
By the way: a combination that is popular with the fashion professionals is orange and green. This might seem like a quite daring mix but actually works surprisingly well. Whether a bright orange combined with a dark green or a golden shade of orange worn with a piece in light grass green – try it out and see the effect for yourself. After all, what's the old saying: s/he who dares wins!
Fashionable green: Natural shades are also particularly trendy in 2021
A fact that already brings us to our next colour: green! A light shade of green has also made it onto the lost of the most important trendy colours in the spring/summer of 2021. The nature shade recalls forests, grass and moss and looks relaxed and at the same time elegant. Besides the orange already mentioned, the neutral green goes best with other earthy and calm natural shades such as brown or beige.
By the way, green is not the only fashionable 2021 colour inspired by nature. Earthy shades of brown and a wide range of nuances of beige and warm shades of white are designed to add calm and relaxation. The practical aspect: these colours are almost timeless and can be worn from spring until autumn, and combined in new ways throughout.
Colours are the smiles of nature